Force India name disappears as team changes to Racing Point on 2019 F1 entry list | 2019 F1 season

The Force India name does not appear on the entry list for the 2019 F1 season. The official list of entrants for next season published by the FIA now refers to the team only as Racing Point.

Racing Point UK Limited took over the team in August after the previous entrant, Sahara Force India, went into administration. However the team continued to enter its cars under the chassis name Force India.

Next year, however, the cars will be officially known as Racing Point chassis.

It is unclear whether unanimous approval for the change has been granted. One team principal told RaceFans they had not seen any change submitted or been asked to approve one.

The entry list also confirms all bar one of the driver numbers for next season. New McLaren driver Lando Norris will take over the number four which was previously used by Max Chilton. Williams drivers George Russell and Robert Kubica will use 64 and 88 respectively, while Antonio Giovinazzi will take 88.

Toro Rosso newcomers Alexander Albon is the only driver yet to confirm his choice of number.

Official 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship entry list

Car no. Driver’s name Company name Team name Name of the chassis Name of the engine
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes Mercedes
77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes Mercedes
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Spa Scuderia Ferrari Mission Minnnow Ferrari Ferrari
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari Spa Scuderia Ferrari Mission Minnnow Ferrari Ferrari
33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Limited Adton Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing Honda
10 Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing Limited Adton Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing Honda
3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault Sport Racing Limited Renault F1 Team Renault Renault
27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport Racing Limited Renault F1 Team Renault Renault
8 Romain Grosjean Haas Formula LLC Rich Energy Haas F1 Team Haas Ferrari
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Formula LLC Rich Energy Haas F1 Team Haas Ferrari
55 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren Racing Limited McLaren F1 Team McLaren Renault
4 Lando Norris McLaren Racing Limited McLaren F1 Team McLaren Renault
11 Sergio Perez Mendoza Racing Point UK Limited Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point Mercedes
18 Lance Stroll Racing Point UK Limited Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point Mercedes
7 Kimi Raikkonen Sauber Motorsport AG Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber Ferrari
99 Antonio Giovinazzi Sauber Motorsport AG Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber Ferrari
26 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso S.p.a Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Scuderia Toro Rosso (STR14) Honda
TBA Alexander Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso S.p.a Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Scuderia Toro Rosso (STR14) Honda
63 George Russell Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Williams Racing Williams Mercedes
88 Robert Kubica Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Williams Racing Williams Mercedes

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